CACI Presents Local Chamber Awards

CACI announced the winners of the Chamber of Commerce Performance and Special Achievement Awards in Palisade May 8th at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives’ conference.

The Government Affairs Award went to the Chambers that demonstrated leadership and effectiveness toward the goal of building business issue advocacy. Both theColorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce took home this award.

The next award went to the Vail Valley Partnership for Special Achievement for the development and implementation of a new economic development plan. The Eagle County Economic Development Plan focuses on retaining and expanding current businesses and bringing in new business to the area.

The Communications Award went to Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce for its e-newsletter and the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce for its rebranding and repackaging communications efforts.

The Durango Chamber of Commerce won the New Fundraiser Award for its first “Tech-Knowledge Conference.” The Conference began a year ago as a result of membership surveys, and Fort Lewis College Marketing Department students conducting studies for the Chamber. The 800-plus members indicated they were in need of technology based information. The event was a big success.

The next trophies were awarded for the Largest Increases in Dues Revenue. First place went to the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, second place went to theColorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and third place went to the Durango Chamber of Commerce.

It was followed by the award for the Largest Increase in Membership, which went to the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce which saw over 9 percent growth in 2014.

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive of the Year Award went toDavid May of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. David has been in chamber work for 35 years, the last 12 at the Fort Collins Chamber. He has earned both the Certified Chamber Executive designation from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

His Board Chair says this about him, “David May is one of the smartest people I know. His ability to assess a situation and then begin to process what it means and what could be next steps is beyond anyone else . . . His efforts to encourage our City leadership to develop an economic development office, creation of the Fort Collins WORKS website to provide education to our community about the importance of jobs, economic development, and primary employers, and his new adventure, Save North I-25 are invaluable to the success not only of Fort Collins, but of our region.”

CACI congratulates all the winners!

For more information about CCCE, contact Bonnie Finley, CACI Manager, Membership Involvement, at 303.866.9643.

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